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Revamp Your Style: Wardrobe Organization in 5 Easy Steps

well organized closet with colorful clothing
Revamp Your Style: Wardrobe Organization in 5 Easy Steps

Welcome to the world of wardrobe transformation! If you're like many of us, your closet might be bursting with clothes you haven't worn in ages. The thought of decluttering might seem daunting, but with these simple steps, you can revamp your style and rediscover the joy in your wardrobe. So, channel your inner fashionista, and let's get started!

Step 1: The Great Wardrobe Reveal

bed covered in clothing
Pull everything out of your closet to get a good look at what you have.

The first step is to take everything out of your closet and drawers… yes, EVERYTHING! Spread it all out on your bed or floor and take in the glorious chaos. Though it might feel overwhelming, this is a necessary starting point. As you sift through your collection, separate your items into three categories: "Keep," "Donate," and "Alter/Repair." There will necessarily be one other category, but hopefully, it will be small and that is the “Discard” pile. This will only be items too stained, worn, and/or stretched out to be worthy of donating. Please remember that even people in need deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and not be relegated to wearing rags. (Speaking of rags, old t-shirts that you can no longer wear make excellent dust rags and household rags. Consider repurposing these types of items for other uses in your home.)

Step 2: The Joy Test

woman holding up blouse on hanger
Hold up each item of clothing or try it on to decide what to keep and what to let go.

Now, it's time to channel your inner fashion guru. Hold or try on each piece and ask yourself if it brings you joy or if it's genuinely essential to your style. If the answer is a resounding "yes," it belongs in the "Keep" pile. For those that don't quite pass the joy test, consider the memories and emotions attached to them and decide whether it's time to bless someone else with the item. If an item truly does not bring you joy, you will never pull it out and put it on, no matter how many other items it goes with. It will simply hang out in your closet, taking up valuable real estate. The other reason to let things go that you do not love is that by letting them hang around, you let them remind you of perceived failure. Maybe you feel guilty for spending money on something you never really wore, or you gained weight, so the item does not fit now, and you feel like a failure. None of these emotions are necessary or true about you. Let these less-loved items go They may be just the thing someone else is looking for and would be thrilled to have.

Step 3: The 80/20 Principle

In fashion, there's a classic rule that suggests we wear about 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. Think about it. Think about what is in your closet vs. what you actually wear day in and day out. Does this statistic apply to you? (I have not met anyone yet who cannot identify with this.) The goal is to build a wardrobe that you wear 100% of the time. The goal is a fully functioning wardrobe that has you covered every day and for every occasion. Sound like a dream? It doesn’t have to be! The other side to making this work is to ensure every piece in your wardrobe can be worn with 2-3 other pieces. Eliminate outliers or add a piece to your shopping list to complete a look.

Step 4: Organize and Revamp

grey, black and white clothing on wooden hangers
Hanging clothes on matching hangers and organizing wardrobe items breathes a breath of fresh air in to your closet!

Now that your wardrobe is streamlined, it's time to reorganize your clothing. Use this opportunity to create an efficient and visually appealing storage system. You can sort by color or season, or experiment with various organizational tools to make your daily choices a breeze. Another stylish tip to consider is investing in matching hangers. This does not have to be expensive, and it makes a HUGE visual impact. Plus, the added benefit of putting your clothing on quality hangers and the right type of hanger prolongs the life of your wardrobe and prevents damage.

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Remember, an organized closet is a chic closet!

Step 5: Reimagine Your Wardrobe

black and white checked coat, black pants and red handbag

As you gaze upon your freshly decluttered and beautifully organized wardrobe with its fresh, matching hangers, it's now time to get creative! Instead of acquiring new items, challenge yourself to reimagine your existing collection. Experiment with different outfit combinations and styles you haven't tried before. Mix and match your clothes in unexpected ways and discover fresh outfit possibilities. You'll be surprised by how you can breathe new life into your wardrobe without bringing in more stuff.

striped dress, denim shirt adn sneakers with black leather backpack purse

Congratulations! You've done it! Decluttering your closet isn't just about creating space; it's about crafting a collection that speaks to your unique style and makes getting dressed a pleasure. Celebrate your newfound fashion freedom and revel in a wardrobe that's clutter-free, stylish, and rejuvenated.

If you are not ready to tackle this project alone, there’s a PRO for that! Consider elevating your style with a Closet Magic Session with me…your style BFF! I'm here to take on your closet with you and help you unlock your style potential which will have you feeling fabulous every day.

What You Can Expect from your personalized Closet Magic Session:

👗 Tailored Styling: Get ready for a session customized to your unique tastes, lifestyle, and body type. I'll help you create outfits that make you feel confident and authentically you.

🛍️ Shopping in Your Closet: Say goodbye to the need for constant shopping! I'll rediscover the hidden gems in your wardrobe, showing you how to mix and match items you already own for new and exciting looks.

💡 Style Tips and Tricks: Learn the tricks of the trade, from color coordination to accessorizing, that will take your style game to the next level.

👩‍🦳 Ageless Style: Fashion has no age limits, and I'm here to show you how to adapt the latest trends to suit your age and preferences, ensuring you feel fantastic at any age and stage of life.

Don't miss the opportunity to transform your style and unlock the full potential of your wardrobe. It's time to rediscover the joy of getting dressed and feel confident in every outfit you wear!

Ready to Elevate Your Wardrobe? Let's chat about your personal Closet Magic Session! Book your complimentary Discovery Call today by clicking the button below or reaching out to me at or 706-445-6400. Let's embark on this style journey together, creating a wardrobe that reflects your unique personality and brings out your inner fashionista.

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